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. obama's executive action. now, with the election over, some republicans are weighing if the time is right to attempt to pass this by the end. year. >> rubio says conservatives must better explain that they are for illegal immigration system that works. >> it's really hard to get people to listen to you on economic growth, on tax rates, on health care if they think you want to deport your grandmother. it's come mmon sense how you portray. >> with latinos voting in 2008 they're clearly becoming a more political force. >> i think what was encredibly encouraging was to say a significant increase in latino turnout. >> mitt romney received only 27% of the latino vote, the worst g.o.p. showing since 1996 prompting for some, a sense of urgency about outreach. >> it's only a matter of time where you can't win an election without the hispanic vote. i see good signs that conservatives are paying attention, that they need to speak to the hispanic community. >> congressional sources know that the congressional action was only a temporary solution. a permanent fix is needed and while the undoc
of the solution, they become the totality for the obama administration and i think you're right that people in washington look at yemen and cms and yemen house for a number officials become too hard to do. easiest thing is drones are perfect, so let's do that. i think a very real but unspoken assumption underlying all of this was really brought out over the past month as they went to yemen and back to the united states is that the u.s. seems to believe that this is a war the u.s. can win on its own and i think that's wrong and i think that's a mistake. if this is the u.s. against al qaeda and yemen, if it's framed that way come to seem that way, that's where the u.s. can never win. the only people who ever defeat al qaeda are the yemeni shiites coming in the clerics and so forth. the u.s. can do a lot to help them. unfortunately see right now is the u.s. that is so heavy handedly encouraging that so many strikes and killing so many individuals and yemen, the u.s. is essentially shrinking the space in which individuals can stand up against al qaeda. let me end with one and it goes. there is
>>> developing now, president obama overseas at this hour making his first public statement on the conflict in the middle east supporting israel's right to defend its country. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> meanwhile, heated exchanges from both sides of the aisle on the fallout from the benghazi terror attack and what krorm former cia director general p at a capital hearing. we begin with president obama in southeast asia at this hour. the president began his three-nation tour in thailand at a news conference with the thai prime minister, he defended israel's right to defend itself but expressed concern over a ground war. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and work places and potentially killing civilians. we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. good sunday to you. what else do we hear from the president on israel and otherwi
be right for you. >>> we're waiting for president obama's first news conference hins sis re-election. it's his first formal white house news conference since march. let's bring in suzanne malveaux at the cnn center in atlanta. like me, suzanne, you used to cover the white house. you attended a lot of these presidential news conferences. you know what it's like for the reporters to prepare for the president of the united states to prepare. what are you anticipating as you look forward to this news conference that's supposed to be given at the bottom of the hour? >> i think a lot of us will be looking to see whether or not there are any hints as to how he will govern in the differences in the next four years. it was interesting the first week of the presidency pretty astonishing, right? he had a lot of executive offered. the lily ledbetter, and one that shut down guantanamo bay. we will see if he feels as if he really has some sort of mandate here, that he is iffing to be able to govern, to move from the middle, but also to insist what this coalition of supporters has put on his plate. is
are they, because a lot of people would say president obama is least center left, right? but it's all comparative, and compared to governor romney, and i really think the republican party, including those statements that akin and murdoch made, seemed like they were far off from the center. and i also think -- so i'm an independent. i can give advice to both parties. >> and they don't have to take it. >> right. and they don't have to take it. the party of ronald reagan and jack kemp, the party of upward mobility, that didn't seem to be the republican party this year, and now maybe it was because of this very effective attack campaign against mitt romney being capital, 47%, all that stuff, but i think hispanics and asians and a lot of women didn't vote for the republican party, not just if you're hispanic because you think they're anti-immigrant, because it didn't seem like the kind of party that was going to create a country in which you were going to have a chance to rise. it seemed by their own statement and really also by the definition democrats gave them as a more exclusive club.
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. is he right? were republicans or two about a? the a-team joins me next. and the keystone pipeline, here we go again. president obama kill the pipeline the lease until after the election. can union workers convince him to start laying the pipe? will be his hostilities resulted in a wider war? we use this board to compare car insurance rates side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] lou: with israel may want to ground operation against the gaza strip after palestinians fired 200 rockets into israel. three israelis have been killed. troops and tanks are moving toward the border. the government called up 30,000 reservists the escalation comes one day after the missile strike killed palestinians including the top military commander of hamas. the white hoe blames the loss for the explosion of violence after what has
're going to tell you what president obama is doing about it right now. plus, a look at the likely consequences of an all-out ground war in gaza. they are very disturbing. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> violence exploding in the middl
? this is "hardball" for now. "politics nation"ing with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. we are live from washington, d.c. tonight's lead, what winning looks like. president obama ran on fairness, and he's about to deliver. we're already seeing this president standing strong on the key issues that won this election. fairness. i was part of a group that met with him today at the white house. he is not backing down. he knows that making this a more fair country, protecting the middle class, is the central issue of our time he will ran on fighting for a system that works for everyone. where everyone gets a fair shot at the american dream. before our group of civic leaders met with the president, he met with the democratic and republican leaders. they know he has it the upper hand. they know he holds the cards in this fight. with the threat of the fiscal cliff looming, that -- when that happens, you're going to see a winner and a winner who won the national election. the republican leaders even the republican leaders seem to get that today. their words w
's in washington. jill, exactly what is the obama administration doing right now? >> reporter: well, they're on the phone, wolf. the president is in asia. he is making telephone calls and practically every senior administration person is doing the same thing. president obama calling israel, prime minister netanyahu, and egypt three times to president morsi. and president clinton calling the egyptians three times. i looked at the list, egypt, turkey, qatar, the french, ban ki-moon. and the whole entire is to press any country with any influence on either side but especially with the palestinians with gaza to put the pressure on them to stop the fighting. >> egypt is clearly a key player. they have influence with hamas. what's the u.s. doing in its talks with the egyptian government? >> reporter: again, they're putting as much pressure on them as they can. and there is some pressure because after all, the united states gives egypt about $450 million every year. so here's one expert that we talked to. this is how he explained how the egyptians can use their influence. >> egypt is the key to
consulate attack. >>> what lawmakers say they want to know about the attack from the obama administration. >> and happening right now, live, these are live pictures senate arms services committee is holding a confirmation hearing for joseph denver. he is slated to take over at commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. he would replace general john allen. allen was supposed to be pro momentsed to supreme allied commander in europe, but that's on hold right now. after questionable e-mails between allen and a woman in florida were discovered, it was part after investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus, as ahead of the cia, because of an affair. >>> it is 7:09. breaking news, sal will tell us about it. >> reporter: i have two breakers. one is a house fire in san francisco. news chopper 2 is over this house fire, near the 101/260 interchange in san francisco. and just knowing a little bit about the area, this is an area where there have been plenty of house fires in the last year or two. it's kind of peculiar. firefighters say once portable heaters come in winter, the
about human rights violations is for the president, president obama to engage burmese leaders directly. and the final stop on the president's itinerary has been cambodian that's where he'll attend a summit with the association of southeast asian nations and while he's there, just like in burma, white house officials say the president will bring up cambodia's less than impressive record on human rights when he sees their prime minister. back to you in new york. >> clayton: much was made of course of china and asia during the run up to the general election. and president obama speaking extensively about it, and the president speaking about it. is the economy going to be a focus, and international trade regions with in nation and an important trip the president scheduled right after the election. >> that's obviously going to be a big focus for sure at that southeast asian nation summit. once he gets to cambodia and look at a picture right now of the scene where the press conference is going to be. we're told that the way they do the press conferences there, they like to have an mc who cal
. >> that's right. >> brianna keilar, thank you. >>> a corporate meeting, president obama along with joe biden, are hosting a ceo summit from some of the nation's top companies. you may not know their names but you probably heard of the companies they lead. ford, procter & gamble, walmart, just to name a few. because of new laws like wall street reform and obamacare have strained relationships. >>> john mcafee is on the run from police and he says if they get him, they'll kill him. g... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 convenient locations. best of all, this plan has the lowest part d premium in the united states -- only $15 a month. open enrollment ends december 7th. so call today or visit your local walgreens. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see what criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can cust
the obama administration has been rightfully supporting israel because israel has a right to defend itself, any country would. but i think the united states is going to want to work with egypt, with turkey and qatar to try to convince the leadership to stop this very provocative and hardy shelling of rocketing the cities. when hamas is targeting both tel aviv and israel, this is a new phase of war between a long-running war between them. israel is going to react to that. i think you'll see a very intense demonstration between them to cease and desist. >> gaza is not a big area. at some point they have to run out of pockets to some degree, don't they? >> yeah, but that's a big risk. so the big driver of the israeli operation right now is the long-range rockets that were allegedly supplied by iran and which hamas has been using to target major urban centers in israel like tel aviv, like jerusalem. tel aviv has been the red line for israel, and as long as hamas has been in possession of these rockets and can maintain that threat against israeli population centers, israel can't afford to sit b
. >> give us jobs or give me problems. dagen: patrick henry, paraphrase him. right here in hometown, president obama landed at john f. kennedy airport, still seen in the wake of superstorm sandy. connell: in queens, new york -- >> in the heart of becoming the biggest dump in the new york city area, we are looking at jacob riis park which is the beach community, and breezy point, whole neighborhoods and business districts, a dozen towns ending up here, this is two stories high. it is the weight of the empire state building. and wraparound rear 33 times. and running this operation, you are the first responders. >> we were geared when we knew -- we are ready to roll from the get go. >> how does this compare to katrina and 9/11? >> i work 9/11, logistically it was a recovery operation. logistically the scale is not a comparison. >> it is already a challenge to get garbage and debris and of the peninsula, certainly at long island and when the power gets back up. and the first file created here out of the dozen or so, we are seeing furniture basically personal items from households with a
in helping people and not making much dough. all right. steve? >> steve: president obama yesterday held his first press conference in eight months and got testy when asked about the deadly attack in libya where four americans were murdered. >> i would like for you to address the families, if you can, on 9-11 as commander in chief, did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives? >> i'll address the families not through the press. i'll address the families directly as i already have. i can tell you that immediately upon finding out that our folks were in danger that my orders to my national security team were do whatever we need to do to make sure they're safe. >> steve: so has the president been forth coming with the american people and is congress satisfied with his response? let's now talk to ohio congressman dennis kucinich who joins us live from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: a lot of people looked at that answer that he gave to the question by ed henry and said, well, he dodged the question. have we heard enough solid answers from the administration
... and talk to unitedhealthcare about our plans, like aarp medicarecomplete. let's get you on the right path. call today. ♪ rick: "happening now", president obama saying that most small businesses would not be affected by an increase on top tax rates under his plan. republicans saying that a tax hike specifically would hit small business owners. so who's right? here to fact check the potential increases liz macdonald from the fox business network. hi, elizabeth. >> good to be with you. the president has said this about his tax hikes hurting small businesses quote, 97% of small businesses will not be affected by tax hikes. in other words 97% of small businesses fall under the 250,000 threshold the president says that will not be affected. however that 97% of small businesses include people who don't hire workers. for example, it includes individuals who sell whatever they can on ebay and report that income to the irs as small business income. here is how the tax hikes will hit small businesses that report earnings on federal income tax returns. the president wants to raise income taxes plus
their rights and liberties. the leader of the movement tells politico that mr. obama's re-election is what he called a cat liezing moment for his group's efforts to leave the united states. he insists "this is not a reaction to person but policy." and what they see is a federal government disconnected from its constituents. really? so far no response from the white house. even though the number of signatures far surpasses the 25,000 needed for a white house response. for his part, governor perry says he believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it although he says he shares the frustrations a lot of americans have with the federal government. texas is america's second biggest state in both area and population. it was its own nation for ten years before joining the union in 1845. and texas isn't alone here either. a number of other states have also gathered more than 25,000 signatures on secession petitions including louisiana, north carolina and florida. here's the question. should texas be allowed to secede from the union? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a
. >>join the debate now. >> eliot: without question the most talked about moment from president obama's press conference was his full throated defense of the u.n. ambassador susan rice who had been attacked from the right specific specifically senators john mccain and lindsay graham over comments about the benghazi attack. >> obama: for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> eliot: an hour after the president's comments mccain and graham were on the senate floor doubling down on their call for investigation into rice's comments. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engageed in cover up, and if someone carried a message to the american people that was totally and utterly false with no basis in fact, then that person has to be held accountabl
house is weighing in, saying, quote, israel has the right to defend itself. president obama spoke to israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu last night as violence escalated and a top white house aide says the u.s. supportsisrat fire from gaza. so where is this conflict heading and could it drag in the u.s.? coming up we sit down with k.t. mcfar land for her take. stay with us. >> gregg: new reaction from the white house to the growing questions overt deadly libyan terrorist attack. the former head of the c.i.a., general david petraeus, briefing lawmakers on capitol hill behind closed doors and raising new questions about the handling of the deadly consulate attack that killed four americans. now republicans are demanding answers. >> they said the talking points that came from the c.i.a. specifically mentioned al-qaeda and that al-qaeda was involved in the attack. they left the c.i.a., went through whole process, which i believe included the white house and when the talking points were finalized, all the references to al-qaeda were taken out and it was put in almost as an aftert
to support any nominee right now. >> senator mccain with a slightly softer tone on ambassador susan rice this morning. but the senator is not backing off of the overall criticism of the obama administration on foreign policy. and the response to events in libya leading up to the deadly attack in benghazi. let's bring in bill schneider, political analyst and distinguished fellow and third way and the "chicago sun-times" washington bureau chief, lynn sweet. bill, we'll start with you, you heard senator mccain, if hillary clinton leads the state department do you think that susan rice has a better chance at the job, especially after we heard on friday from senators conrad and feinstein, saying that rice was really only saying what she was told she could say from the c.i.a.? >> that's right. she appears to have followed talking points from the c.i.a., which were wrong. the talking points said that what happened in libya, that terrible tragedy was a spontaneous protest, hked by extremists. the problem was the information was incorrect. it was actually a premeditated terrorist attack. as the c
to the islamic militant group hamas. fox reports from the conflict zone. president obama with a message for the jewish state, reinforcing its right to take a stand in the face of terror. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. >> but now we're learning the u.s. and great britain are saying something new, that starting a ground war is risky for israel. >> and in america, helping our own warriors from the front line, and healing the lasting emotional scars of battle. did you know there's an app for that? i'm harris falkner. the middle east at a crossroads, standing between an escalation of the conflict and the search for a cease-fire. egypt within recent days aligning itself with palestinians, but still leading the push to try to end the fighting. reports say an israeli envoy is in cairo for talks to arrange for a truce, but for now, a break through looks distant. the sound now of what is coming. >> people running for their lives, looking for cover. as gaza militants launch dozens of rockets targeting israel's heartland. and j
resident in all fairness to the civil rights area. the deep south didn't like democrats long before obama came along. they particularly don't like him. >> i think that's absolutely true. you have seen the republican party increasingly become a southern party. look, you hear when you look at people in the south, the rhetoric is about statism. it's tenth amendment stuff. it's all this idea of the federal government overreaching, and there was a lot of sort of pro-confederate revisionism you heard coming out of even the tea party movement, and i think the tea party was also mainly a southern movement. so you definitely had a resistance not just to this president but democrats in general, and then you layer on and i think you add the issue of race and, you know, like it or not, i think that had to be a part of it, too. but for certain barack obama's white working class firewall was in these more unionized states in the midwest. that's where he had a base. >> i think unions are a good force against that prejudice because they encourage you to vote by your economic interests, not your tribe, if
and get entertained as well this weekend. 8:22. we'll be right back. >>> president obama has seen firsthand the damage from hurricane sandy in the new york city area. the president toured hard hit staten island thursday with mayor bloomburg. many people who met with the president yesterday brought up the fact they feel the government's response wasn't fast enough. >>> it is likely little comfort for the storm victims, but an an analyst says the amount of time they've been doing without power is extraordinary. >> energy department records show it took 13 days for power to be 95% restored in new york. new jersey reached the same level in 11 days. >>> take a look at this, new video coming in, a surveillance camera captured some of the flooding and damage in hoboken, new jersey. more than two weeks after hurricane sandy, the train system is operating under limited service. no word yet on a time line for full restoration. that looks like historic -- >> you saw how high the water was. >> unbelievable. unbelievable video. >>> 8:26 now. it's a
last week after admitting to an affair with his biographer. >>> president obama will meet with bipartisan leadership of congress this morning to discuss the fiscal cliff. it comes ahead of another meeting with several civil rights organizations and other advocacy groups. the president will meet with leaders from the naacp and aarp among others. the reverend al sharpton will also be there. president obama is pushing for a plan to cut the deficit that will include tax increases on the wealthy. >>> a conflict between israel and palestinians in the gaza strip is now threatening to escalate into a ground war as the israeli army is moving troops to the border this morning. in the last couple of days, hamas militants fired up to 500 rock nets israel and israel's prime minister is warning of a significant widening of the operation. israel is now gathering tanks and troops and armoredpersonle. >>> a local high school principal is on leave after she was accused of assault. >>> the company that makes so many of the jump foods that america loves could be reaching the enof the line. we
? president obama saying save the middle class. extend the bush tax cuts. rich edson at the white house right now. rich, one of the other things he said that the cleanup for superstorm sandy was fast and aggressive. i guess he hasn't been to breezy point or staten island recently because, man, it is still a mess there. >> he heads to new york to survey damage but i think what we got is an opening for compromise. i will take a look attacks reform and serious look at earn titlements. we don't have many details on that. we're at the stage of negotiations where neither side is providing many details just the willingness where you are willing to go on this? one of the questions people are asking, are you president obama, firm on commitment tax rates must go up on those earning $250,000 a year. that is the signal we had gotten from the white house press secretary. we had not got that from the president himself. he showed a little wiggle room there. take a listen. >> i am open to new ideas if republican counterparts or some democrats have a great idea for us to rise revenue, maintain progressivety,
goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: there is what president obama said in the past that he might do. we're turning to you outside washington today to get your take on this. can it be part of a grand bargain to avoid a fiscal cliff? bob, your first. caller: i never understood, when you are eligible of age to go on medicare, that that is the simultaneous with social security. i do not understand why those are staggered. for all the republicans out there, i agree, i am a fiscal conservative, that the very least to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 in medicare should absolutely be on the table. i would like to say, i do not get why we do not use our institutions, government institutions. to allow for people like myself, i pay about $7,000 per year out of pocket or an individual policy that i do not use. i might use $200 per year out of 7000. if they give that money to medicare so that i can buy into medicare, i am 54, and spend my next however many years prior to going on medicare paying into medicare on an individual policy, i bet you that there are millions like me read the governme
this year, they say, launched from gaza into southern israel. last night president obama spoke on the phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu acknowledging israel's right to defend itself but also urging him to not have civilian casualties. this youtube video showing an air strike yesterday killing the top military commander of hamas. it was part of a widespread campaign against targets that the israeli military says it will broaden in the coming days. this morning defense forces dropped leaflets over gaza warning residents to stay away from hamas operatives. on twitter, a clear message from israeli defense forces. quote, we recommend that no hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead. president obama also spoke last night with egypt president mohamed morsi about working together to preserve peace and security in the region. tension between israel and egypt's new islamist government has increased since the attacks with egypt recalling its ambassador to israel in protest. richard haass, also an emergency meeting of the u.n. sec
that israel, quote, as a right to defend itself defense any attacks and the top two aides of president obama or top aide i should say, also telling reporters that the u.s. and israel both want an end to the rocket fire. that's coming from the gaza strip. president obama has also spoken to the leaders of egypt and turkey, and the administration feels they have the ability to encourage hamas to end this violence. >> and while this situation in the mideast develops, president obama is on his way to southeast asia. deputy national security advisor ben rhodes says working with that region will be a critical part of the president's second term, and ultimately his foreign policy legacy. president obama will first arrive at thailand before moving on to cambodian and then on monday, he will make history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar. >> jamie: and the white house is now reporting that president obama has set up a meeting with congressional leaders the week after thanksgiving. no doubt they will discuss how to avoid the fiscal cliff. that's a series of automatic tax hik
done it. should the house do it? >> the house should do it, but make sure they get the right framework in place. what president obama is really trying to do now is play russian roulette with the nation's fiscal health and essentially the republicans need to agree to that. but they need to get more compromise. the president said he wants to compromise, but he's shown no impetus to compromise because he said if he don't raise the rates on the top 2%, then it will go up for everyone. that's bunk and we all know it. what we can do is cap the deductions at $50,000 and get 80 pill onin revenue versus the other. >> rick: ryan, hold on. ryan. ryan. i was reading your talking points you provided to us before the interview today. it says the bush era tax cut force the world's wealth yeast are the things driving the debility. the president doesn't agree with that. the president on wednesday in his news conference said it's health care cost that is the single biggest driver of the debt. so again, i'm going to try to get you one more time to give me some specifics here when it comes to health care,
. president obama's warning both sides upon to ramp up the fighting in the middle-east, even as he supports israel's right to defend itself. the president is monitoring the crisis closely, as he is in a three-day swing to south asia. wendall is with the president. >> reporter: the president has talks almost dale weprime minister netanyahu and egyptian president morsi and has reached out to the turkish prime minister. he said he would like to see the violence between israel and the palestinians diminish, but says that israel has a right to defend itself. >> israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory f. that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> reporter: here in thailand, mr. obama's wrapping up the first leg of a three-nation tour, visiting what one analyst calls the troubled children. he goes to burma and cambodia, in burma to urge in theic process and in cambodia, despite the lack of it, there was a wat pot monastery, with the reclining buddha and asked the monk there for prayers, for talk
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it won't kill the country. it really won't. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below 250,000. >> bret: all right. there you have it. so. >> two separate points. the first tax rates expire on december 31st. rates are going up for everyone, if nothing happens. if you think republicans can win a showdown on preserving all the current bush tax rates against a president just reelected and gained seats in the senate and the house on just millionaires. good luck. i prefer this as a policy outcome. i don't think it's winnable. i think in the end the republicans will cave. do you cave right thought and get it out of the way. 4% do it for a year little tax hate on the millionaires. get it out of the why is we can can fight about tax reform the big deal that has to happen next year or republicans will cave on december 29th. actual empirical matter. what were the fastest. >> i think '83 to 86 what were the top marginal tax rate. 50%. honestly 35 to 389% by itself is not going to cripple the economy. president obama's proposal. he ran on it let h
anything in washington without having some concerns. i believe the right thing for barack obama, and he has an incredible opportunity to lead if he wants to, he chose not to after being elected in 2008. solely focusing on obamacare. he should really take a team of rivals and a page booklet he did with hillary clinton and put john mccain as secretary of state. martha: what you think about that? >> i like john mccain very much. i think john kerry would be a choice before john mccain. but it would probably be a good idea to reach across the aisle. but you are trying to litigate the election. saying that obama did nothing but obamacare, which is not true. let's move forward and realize. unfortunately -- [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> we have a debt ambassador in libya. [talking over each other] >> is that susan rice's fault? we need to get to the bottom of this. >> you are arguing what we argued a month ago. martha: regardless of what we see here today, there is testimony being given right now. it is honestly a hot issue and remains so. we know that we will hear from gen
. of course, the big question going into an obama second term is whether the palestinian peace process could get back on track. of course, this latest development, this escalation, pushes that hope further down the road. >> all right. certainly, we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. alex marquardt, again, live for us from jerusalem this morning. thanks, alex. >>> and in other news right now. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre has reportedly injured himself in jail, prompting a judge to postpone his hearing. a sorse says james holmes was hospitalized after intentionally ramming his head into a wall in his cell. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58. >>> a former city comptroller has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $50 million. rita crundwell raided the money of dixon, illinois, for decades, funneling the money into a secret account to pay for her lavish lifestyle and her horse breeding business, as well. crundwell faces up to 20 years in prison. so far, the sale of her assets has brought in about $7 million. but of course, that is just a dro
to be this time out. thank you very much everybody. >> president obama on staten island. >> all right, guys, hang in there. >> coming up, reaction to the hearings about the september 11 attack of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and then the confirmation hearing and then eric holder on the deal for the settlement with bp oil. the federal reserve chairman alan greenspan and paul volcker held a forum on the fiscal cliff. we will bring the event to you live starting at 8:15 eastern on c-span 2. the house and senate intelligence committee held meetings looking into the libya. next we hear from house select intelligence committee ranking member, diane feinstein and the vice chairman. >> do you still talk with an accent? i think what is important about the hearing is the fact that members of the intelligence committee were able to get a lot of facts. i think what really occurred as far as benghazi was concerned, we went through a timeline. we went through representatives , the cia, and the fbi, and i think when members were able to see the time line, the sense was still the same. you have a group of ext
to need barack obama there at her side the whole time. jon: right. >> that's a great point. jon: he told those two male senators, mccain and lindsey graham, called them out by name and said, essentially, if you want to criticize her, come after me. [laughter] interesting times in washington. judy miller, kirsten powers, thank you both. >> thank you. jon: be sure to tune in tomorrow, 2:30 eastern time and again at 11:30 p.m. where we will cover the coverage and uncover media bias, or so we hope. and right after "happening now," be sure to tune in to "america live" with megyn kelly. she talked with congressman peter king. he has a lot to say about the administration's story after the benghazi attacks and about the petraeus testimony that took place behind closed doors just this morning. jenna: we'll look forward to that, a lot more clarity on what he's thinking right now. in the meantime, we're going to move on to this part of hurricane sandy. from new jersey to new york, places of worship are struggling to recover after that storm's wrath. normally, a place of worship is a place where peo
. >>> and seeing the damage firsthand. today, president obama heads to new york to see areas hardest hit by the superstorm. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> straight up 6:00 on this thursday. taking a live look at the washington monument. you can see the monuments clearly this morning. clear and cold as you start your day. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news during the 6:00 hour and here is tucker barnes. >> hello. >> good morning. >> good sleeping weather. it is nice and cool out. >> it would be nice. >> it would be for us. >> we don't get that luxury. >> right. let's go to the forecast and yesterday a chilly afternoon. today, we'll be in for another cool one. relatively cold out there this morning. temperatures a few degrees colder than they were 24 hours ago. but definitely on the cold side for mid-november. there is your cloud cover and we'll see a lot more of that than yesterday. it is not going to be completely overcast but mostly cloudy skies. rain showers down in the carolinas. those will slip out to sea. it will not rai
obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. of course in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >>> as we all know we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a milestone. bringing smiles to 100 million boys and girls. abc's terry moran has the story. >> reporter: you remember, your first book. a moment
on the health care system. it is going to be dramatically bad. we are in this place right now. president obama has no plan to invent it is his responsibility to lay his plan on the table and to show the american public how you are going to get the government to live within its means and balance the budget beyond test taxing the wealthy which at most will raise $80 billion. i am interested in seeing that plan. . >> if you were a congressman, you would elect to have the trigger to talk about it every once in awhile. >> why do they not spend time doing something about it? >> to go back to the earlier question, given the state of the economy, it will take some time to get consensus. it will not be january 2013. it is going to be 2014, 2015 before that gets put in place. it is not easy to change the tax thing where you say to get rid of some deductions and loopholes. they are there because people want them there. we ought to get rid of a lot of them. there is a big debate as to which ones to get rid of and how. to think you will resolve it in two weeks or six weeks is foolish. >> you mentioned taxe
. romney is right that the obama vision is too centered on government but his is too centered on the promotion of business and wealth creation at the expense of everything else. >> a very long excerpt. john, we'll have you on when your new book comes out and read the first three chapters. a fascinating bit of information. your wife worked here for a very long time. >> she did, almost two decades. she worked for "saturday night live" for almost 20 years. >> fantastic. so she's moved on to greener pastures. >> she has moved on to other pastures. she is now a talent agent at icm. so this is interesting. i've been on many other floors of this 30 rock but not this one. >> this is homecoming for him. >> and he used to have his own table at the rainbow room. >> did he really? >> if only that were true. i bet he did. so let's talk about your column and talk about republicans wringing their hands. i never understood in '94 when i came in and somebody said not really sure why we republicans imbraced big business the way we did when the street always voted against us. wrote checks agains
right. a large percentage of the income that barack obama wants to tax at the higher rate is small business income. the other part of it that the speaker didn't mention is the other big component of that income is investment income the money that the people put into the small businesses to create them in the first place. doug knows this very well that one of the big problems we have in the economy right now is businesses aren't inch investigating, they are not expand -lg your operations. can you think of a worst time to raise the tax rate on investment when investment went negative in the last quarter? if businesses are not investing they can't hire more workers and i agree with doug it could cause a ou double-dip recession. gregg: if you force higher income americans to pay more in taxes not through increasing their tax rates but rather closing the loopholes, deductions, credits and so on and so forth, that is still a net increase on that important sector. so how is that any more or less damaging to the economy? >> it's always bad to raise taxes. the economy common-sense is to kee
with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if senator kerry does move to the cabinet for defense or any other post, there will be an immediate political question for the democrats as to what happens to his u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. senator kerry had mostly been talked about as a potential replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. the post reporting tonight that that nomination for secretary of state is instead almost certain to go to united nations ambassador susan rice. republicans tried to make into a scandal susan rice's comments after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. her comments that the attack was though
miller something to do. >> because i was so bored. >> yes. >> you're welcome. >>> all right. and on that, president obama is expected to be asked today about this scandal involving general petraeus and allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election. in fact, he hasn't had one in more than eight months. he is expected to call congress to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. cbs news will carry that news conference live. it begins in the west at 10:30 a.m. pacific . >>> now on to europe where flading has battled italy. high water is starting to recede in venice. thousands were left without power and several towns were cut off. now an area north of rome is at risk this hour. alan pizzey is in the italian capital. alan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. don't let the sunny skies fool you. a flood alert has been issued for rome as the muddy rivers of the tiger river which is flowing under this bridge is continuing to rise. cycling and foot paths have been inundated. along the shoreline it has been cut off. in tuscany and umbria, thousands ha
of an instinct on obama's part to press forward in a second term by reaching out more. >> all right. very good. >> jon meacham. >> have you sent one to the president yet? >> i have not. i should do that. >> you need to do that, jon. you need to sign it and send it to the president. he's a big reader. >> as ever, you're ahead of me. so i'll do that. thank you. >> all right, jon meacham, the new book, "thomas jefferson: the art of power." >>> when we come back, vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, senator saxby chambliss, also "bloomberg's" josh green on the three factors he says will decide the fiscal cliff. and david gregory joins the set as well. there's david. >> all right. >> keep it right here on "morning joe." anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that streng
know right from wrong and good from evil. >> president obama hosted a screening of the new movie "lincoln" after the movie joe biden was like whoa i did not see that ending coming. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is in washington. air raid sirens went off in tel aviv, israel this morning. a rocket fired by militants in gaza landed in the sea. second attack in two days on tel aviv. >> throughout the night israeli forces launched a hundred missiles at gaza city. one hit the interior ministry. egypt's prime minister visited gaza this morning in show of support to hamas. >> images and prop pagan da are distributing instantly. john miller is here with that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what are they doing in the way they use social media that's different? >> we've never seen this before which is you've got a shooting war going on that started all of a sudden and you've got the israeli defense forces tweeting out in very real-time, the sirens just went off, missiles are coming, we struck here, we struck there and hamas on their twitt
with a preview of today's program. >> good morning, melanie. >> president obama speaking in bangkok about the continued shelling in israel, saying israel has the right to defend itself. where do you see this going? >> well, obviously they have the right to defend themselves, and obviously if another country is raining missiles down on your people and killing some of them and throwing millions more into terror, you're going to respond. the question is, can they keep it at this level, where it's missiles and air strikes? are they going to have a cease- fire or a full scaled ground invasion? at the top of the hour we're going to be talking to two top senators on national security issues, saxby chambless, joe lieberman, the chairman of the senate homeland security committee. obviously we were going to and still will talk to them about benghazi, but at the top of the hour we'll talk to them first of all about the situation in gaza. four years ago israel invaded gaza and ended up being blood ier than they thought. they killed over a thousand palestinians and there was a big international uproar
president obama won reelection . he holds the edge in the discussion right now . speaker of the house john boehner immediately saying he generally supportive of trying to close the loop holes. do you see that as raising taxes? >> what boehner said and in the republican position since republican we should reduce rates have economic growth many of which are put in by obama for the solyndra green-type energy programs. let's bring the rates down. boehner was clear he wanted increase revenues it is not a tax increase to put more americans at work. if our recovery was growing the rate reagans did more americans would be at work. in terms of raising revenue which boehner grew about. if you grew the economy at reagan levels instead of two percent and obama and french levels, just growing faster and do that for a decade, the federal government gets trillions in taxes. we could undo the damage by having higher growth. >> gretchen: that's the difference in ideology. raise it to 3#.9 percent x. replace the alternative minimum tax with the buffet and raise the state tax and long-term capitol gains from
they knew and they could trust had the right priority from president obama to historic numbers of democratic women. and out of the problems we asked, and we asked them about everything, i'm sure they were thrilled to to do one more poll after the leather. the candidates they voted against, they were really concerned that those candidates were going to take us back to the failed poll sthoifs past. like, they got it. they don't want to roll the clocks back. they want to move forward. and more than being wrong on any specific issue of debt or health care or social issues or taxes, women recognize the total madmen g.o.p. agenda is what they did not want and they reacted that way. i say this growth will be sustainable in the years to come. and we have the right agenda and need to keep building and talking to our women, our fellow sisters across the country and the men who stand with us. because they know that together we can make a great, great difference. and with that, i think about just some of the incredible women who have done so much and we do have a couple of special guests here today and
. have a great night. we will see right back here tomorrow evening. ♪ lou: goo evening, everybody. after two months on the successful bid for reelection, president obama stepped up to take responsibility for sending his ambassador to the united nations. susan rice out to the fund it -- sunday talk-show host five days after benghazi and four false statements about the cause of those attacks. the president holding his first press conference in front of the white house press corps since march 6th book, and he made a lot of news in doing so. president obama admitted the erroneous statements delivered by ric on five talk shows five days after four americans were killed in an gauzy were at his order, and one of the most defiant tone as we have heard, obama defended rice and invited congress and his critics to come after him instead of her. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that have been provided to her. and senator mccain and grmm and others want to go after somebody , they should go after me. when they go
the president. i think this whole thing leads right to the white house. write to the oval office. president obama has made some statements already there are so contradictory there is no way he can explain the contradiction of his comments. you talk about a transparent administration -- yes, there are transparent. you can see right through them. there are as corrupt as any i have seen. i think this will lead to impeachment. i think he will be convicted of it as well. host: here is what bill says on twitter. charlie on the independent line. caller: i am not happy with senator mccain. he lost the election. he is still trying to get even for their loss of the election. he is a great supporter of our country attacking iran. how many soldiers and how many people will get killed because of the disaster that would be if we got involved in iran. he should be one of the people doing the news on fox because that is all the talk about all the time. they are constantly attacking the president. he was reelected and he is the president. he did not attack anybody in benghazi. every day if you turn on fox n
they feel a lite bit in control. >>> right now, president obama is on his way to get a firsthand look at sandy's destruction in new york city. he'll also meet with families still trying to recover. yesterday, the president talked about the superstorm and he also talked about climate change. . >> have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america, but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real that it is impacted by human behavior, and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> he says he's going to sit down with a burge of experts and try to come up with ways to protect our planet. victor blackwell is in staten island, victor, good morning. i don't suppose people who have like damaged homes from superstorm sandy are thinking much about climate change at the moment though. >> no. maybe that conversation will come, carol, but not today. they're talking about the people who have died in this community. they're talking about this, their bus
happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in ne
critical. they believe the obama administration should have known right away. this is not a spontaneous attack, not part of the protest, for example. they want to understand who knew what when. what does the president know about the attack? what is his national security team now? now they want to know who knew about the securities and the lead up to the attack because there were people in tripoli and libya saying that there wasn't enough security concerns because of the things going on in libya. >> mccain, graham and india yesterday made remarks about u.n. ambassador susan rice. what did they say in what is it mean in context context of the benghazi attacks? >> well, basically what they said is they don't trust her. they said she should have known better that you say five days after the attack but it looks to be a spontaneous response to anti-muslim video. they said she should have known that it is clear, that there is organized element that looks like a terrorist attack in the she served as fondness for obama's political gain to defend the white house. of course that's not what the whi
the discussions of the time lines, what is also clear that it took the obama white house more than a week to publicly say that it was terrorism. so you do have this discrepancy. the cia director saying it was terrorism, really right out of the gate but the white house having this lag of eight days, bill. bill: a specific question here. answer it as best as you can. what do we believe general petraeus thought that anti-muslim film contributed specifically now to what was happening in benghazi? do we know officially yet how he believes the film either played a part or did not play a part? >> we don't know from the readout from lawmakers outside of that hearing this morning but, i would pay particularly attention to what we just heard from the ranking member. several lawmakers have now described how the first attack seemed more disjointed. not very coordinated as these militants overran the consulate. and the second attack on the cia annex seemed to have much more command-and-control. it was far more organized. it had the use of mortars. mortars are an indicator of premeditation. there may w
obama tried to bring in -- hilary was the big rival at the beginning. somebody asked him early on right after he won the nomination would you really be willing to put into your cabinet a rival even if his or her style was an occasional pain in the butt. he quoted lincoln. ep said the country is in peril, strongest people i want by my side. he tried to bring in judd greg and biden. the trouble with our country it's so divided the other party feel it's a traitor to join a cabinet and even in fdr's time he brought two top republicans into his cabinet. he brought in businessmen. we got figure that out now. we're under a common problem to get this economy going again. he'll bring in who he can. >> is it true he sought you out to talk about lincoln. >> the interesting thing he was still running for the nomination and i had my cell phone and i picked it up and on the other end it said barack obama i just finished team of rivals and we have to talk. he wanted to talk about lincoln's emotional intelligence. he couldn't believe this man was able to forgive things that had happened in the past, he
unemployment claims. on thursday dow down 28, nasdaq down 9. >>> president obama is meeting with congressional leaders today to discuss the so-called "fiscal cliff." the president is also meeting with 13 heads of civil rights groups to discuss his negotiations with congress to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts that are set to go into effect on january 1. obama wants tax increases on the wealthy but many republicans say they will not accept higher tax rates. >>> and the red ink gets deeper for the financially troubled u.s. postal service. the agency reported a record loss of almost $16 billion for the fiscal year that ended on september 30. the postal service is not taxpayer-funded. it blames much of the problems on congress for forcing it to pay a fund for future retiree health benefits. you know, $16 billion, that's a big loss for them. we know they have been struggling but not getting any better. >> not at all. >> doesn't sound like it. ashley, i have to tell you that frank bought himself an early christmas present. just got it in the mail yesterday? >> i got it yesterday. it's
without any political weighing in on any side. >> all right. more to come on this. thank you both very much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at chevron.com.you can learn more you can learn more at chevron.com.you we're sittinge on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, che
. >> it has grown massively. under republican administration. >>> 15 before the hour right now. mitt romney offering a frank reason for why he lost thing election to president obama. in a conference call he said, "gifts" offered to minority voters during his first term pushed blacks, hispanics and young people to vote for him again. the gifts were things like the passage of obama care, forgiveness of college loan interest, dream act legislation for undocumented immigrants, and contraception coverage. more than 70% of hispanics and 90% of blacks voted for president obama in the election. >>> a florida restaurant owner is taking criticism of obama care to the next level. john metz, who owns 40 denny's restaurants and a grill and wing franchise will add a 5% surcharge to customers's bills in 2014. he said passing on obama care to customers is his only alternative to a potential rise in health care costs. he will cut the hours to under 30 hours to avoid a penalty he would face for not insuring some of his workers. >>> warner is still deciding whether he wants to run for governor of virginia. he
, driven in part by a concern about a second term for president obama and that it could mean new restrictions on the rights of gun owners. trace gallagher is looking looko this phenomenon. hello, trace. >> reporter: hey, shannon. the most reliable way to track gun sales is by looking at the number of background checks being conducted. when president obama took office, the number of background checks went up by 1.5 million, they have steadily gone up since then. 2009, 11.4 million background checks, 11.5 in 2010. then look at the jump, 13 million background checks in 2011, and so far this year 14.8 million background checks and a lot of gun owners say in the past four or fife days -- five days there has been a tremendous spike. now, experts say the increase is because of concerns about tighter regulation on semiautomatic rifles, especially firearms that might be classified as assault rifles. gun enthusiasts point to what the president said during the debates. listen here. >> but i also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on o
people, guess what, that is not what president obama said. if the cia is back in the line of work of getting taking bad guys and interrogating them, that is probably a bigger scandal right then and there. lou: it is the only departure of the bush policy, that i'm aware of in this administration, isn't that correct? >> they have continued a lot of other things. what makes me very nervous, we have an fbi that reports the attorney general a the justice department investigating another intelligence armed government and another cabinet officer and presumably this has now been done. lou: at this point we all have to say with absolute directness, it is time to be reserved about the use of the word true and very important if the allegations claimed by. we have the top spy proved himself db enough knong he is being surveyed by his own agency in all likelihd other agencies of foreign government, by the bad guys other nations, my gosh, how could anybody be so stupid ato do what he has done? >> i know the man and i'm as stunned and upset as anybody. wh is the takeway from all of this? other c
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